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ALL RECIPES, East Hampton, Kitchen Gadgets, Sauces

MARCELLA HAZAN STYLE TOMATO SAUCE CANNING RECIPE - FRESHTECH HACK

MARCELLA HAZAN STYLE TOMATO SAUCE CANNING RECIPE – FRESHTECH HACK

Marcella Hazan’s celebrated tomato sauce is pretty simple – the original recipe calls only for tomatoes, onion, butter and salt. And it makes about two cups of sauce, a nice amount for one pound of pasta. But Marcella’s recipe is not home-canning friendly.  Her simmered-then-discarded onion is fine, the big chunk of butter is not. […]

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ALL RECIPES, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Relish

ROASTED TOMATILLO SALSA - FRESHTECH CANNER HACK

ROASTED TOMATILLO SALSA – FRESHTECH CANNER HACK

This recipe can be canned with the traditional boiling water bath method or with the Ball FreshTECH canning machine. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information and the USDA Guide to Home Canning tomatillos’ pH level makes them safe for home canning following the recipes and cooking times for tomatoes. This recipe also maintains the […]

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ALL RECIPES, East Hampton, Fish and Seafood

OVER-STUFFED LOBSTER ROLLS WITH A SCIENTIFIC COMPARISON OF PRE-SHELLED LOBSTER MEAT VS. HOME COOKED

OVER-STUFFED LOBSTER ROLLS WITH A SCIENTIFIC COMPARISON OF PRE-SHELLED LOBSTER MEAT VS. HOME COOKED

Stuart’s, our excellent seafood store in Amaganset offers cooked lobster meat out of the shell for $55 a pound. The pieces are nice and big, the claws neatly extracted to keep their form. The thick tails are tightly curled, a crucial sign.  Lobster tails will only curl up when cooked if the lobster is alive […]

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Dessert, East Hampton

SUMMER FRUIT TART HACK WITH PLUMS AND APRICOTS

SUMMER FRUIT TART HACK WITH PLUMS AND APRICOTS

Seems like this is the summer of recipe “hacks,” the near-miraculous shortcuts that crack the code of everyday cookery. Or something like that. As there are a about million blog posts and Pinterest boards dedicated to the pursuit of the hack, the time felt right to share one of my own. Easy thing #1: This summer […]

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ALL RECIPES, Celebrity Recipes, Main Dishes

TAMPIQUENA

TAMPIQUENA

Tampiquena is a south of the border alternative to the summer grilling familiars.  At its most basic it’s a seasoned grilled skirt steak served with a variety of sides and garnishes. Not surprisingly beans, rice and corn tortillas are usually included. It’s the upgrades and add-ons to standard carne asada that give Tampiquena its flair. […]

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ALL RECIPES, East Hampton, Fish and Seafood, Foraging, Main Dishes

SEA BEAN AND QUAHOG LINGUINE

SEA BEAN AND QUAHOG LINGUINE

Freshly foraged  briny little sea beans pair beautifully with just-dug quahogs for a hearty, down-home tangle of linguine alle vongole. And the best part is out here in East Hampton the ingredients are only as far away as the water. At water’s edge of our favorite clam bed in Three Mile Harbor is a healthy stretch of […]

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